A Wish for Afghanistan

Publisher:
BBC

A Wish for Afghanistan

5.0/5

Critic Rating

The speed of the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan in August 2021 took the world by surprise. Now there is uncertainty and fear among many Afghans - what will Taliban rule look like? What will become of their country?The Taliban took control of Kabul just weeks before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the event that led to the US invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 and the Taliban’s fall. It was hoped this would be a new beginning, bringing peace to a country that had known nothing but war since the Soviets invaded 20 years earlier. After 2001, there was a new constitution and el...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Sep 4, 2021

"Riveting, unmissable stuff, if you can stomach high-up men explaining their political manoeuvres, or shaking their heads over opportunities missed. The consequences are there for all to see."

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